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The best cash savings accounts (November 2020)

The best cash savings accounts (November 2020)

Here are my top places to put your cash to make as much as 3%. We're a long way now from when we could get 5%, with rates slowly dropping over the last few years. And following the Bank of England base interest rate cut to an all-time low of 0.1%. those cuts have...

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My Black Friday Bootcamp – get yourself fighting fit

My Black Friday Bootcamp – get yourself fighting fit

The things you should do BEFORE the Black Friday sales begin. Black Friday is nearly here. And this year most if not all of the shopping is going to be done online. But that doesn't mean you can't start getting ready now. If you follow my three steps below, you'll not...

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Nationwide FlexDirect current account review

Nationwide FlexDirect current account review

Is this the UK's best bank account? For years I've been recommending to my readers to check out Nationwide's FlexDirect account. It's my main bank account (out of the 14 or so I have), which must say something. And I'm not the only fan. Which? magazine recently...

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Reasons not to shop at Amazon

Reasons not to shop at Amazon

From tax avoidance to surprisingly high prices, it could pay to shop less at Amazon. Plus some alternative online retailers you could use instead. Over the last year, I've been making a conscious effort to use Amazon less. In all honesty, it's not been the easiest...

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Check your credit score for free

Check your credit score for free

You can also get complete access to your credit report at the same time. Credit reports and scores are essential tools you need to be aware of - and continue to monitor. A few years ago you'd have needed to pay to access your full report on a regular basis, and even...

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Supermarkets on Deliveroo and Uber Eats: Good or bad?

Supermarkets on Deliveroo and Uber Eats: Good or bad?

What you'll really pay if you get your groceries delivered from a takeaway service. With lockdowns and shielding keeping us at home, it's understandable that two home delivery services in particular have rocketed in popularity. It's never been easier to get takeaways...

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Lockdown 2: Furlough & payment holidays updated

Lockdown 2: Furlough & payment holidays updated

Measures will now last until the end of March 2021. Despite the hopes that things would get back to normal, it's abundantly clear they won't. Which means a new lockdown in England and restrictions in the rest of the UK. And that means a very high risk of more job...

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